Acting for senior citizens in property transactions can sometimes present a variety of risks for lawyer and client alike. For instance, there is the risk of undue influence or lack of capacity, or the transaction would appear not to be in the client’s best interests.
During this webinar Stephen Desmond will discuss the steps that the property lawyer can take to identify clients at risk and to act in their best interests.
What are the requirements?
- Watch the recorded webinar and review the supporting documentation
- This course provides 1 CPD point
- On completion of this course you will:
- o Understand when a conveyancer needs to assess a client's capacity and the standard of competence expected of a lawyer
- o Be conversant with transactions that necessitate further exploration of the client’s understanding of the risks involved
- o Be familiar with lasting powers of attorney and realise when the power might require further enquiry
- o Know whether you should take any additional steps if a seller-client is selling by power of attorney, including where the attorneys are acting jointly and severally
- o Appreciate risks to clients where a disposition of property is proposed with the intention of trying to obtain state funding for residential care costs
What is the target audience?
- This course is suitable for practitioners of all levels including paralegals, fee earners, trainees and experienced solicitors